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Considering tracing biological father

Postby duckspud » 22 Dec 2008, 02:19

Greetings! Not sure if i'm asking in the right place. but i figured its worth a shot.

ok, so i've never met my dad, although i have recently learned a little about him. my mum met him in Sorrento, Campania in 1984. i don't have a huge amount of information, although i do have his name, Alfredo Palumbo, and believe he was born in 1956, which would make him 52ish. I'm told he lived on the "duo golfi" and regularly went fishing on the coast. His uncle, who's name i do not know, ran a cafe called the "smoking cat" in St Agata. This is all the information i have, and as i'm sure you can understand, i'm eager to learn more about my roots!

so, to my question...

given the amount of information, and that i don't speak Italian, what would be my best bet at tracing my dad and his side of my family tree??

Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated, thanks for reading.

regards, rob

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Re: Considering tracing biological father

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Dec 2008, 03:15

There are 20 listings for Palumbo in Massa Lubrense which is a suburb within the town of Sat'agata sui due Golfi, 8061 (Naples province) Campania region. Go to and put in Palumbo in the first line and Massa Lubrense in the second line and click CERCA.

There is no Alfredo but perhaps amongst the 20 there is another Palumbo with a familiar first name to your family that may relate. In any event you could request a birth record from Sant'Agata Sui due Golfi by writing to their municipal offices at Uffiso di Stato Civile, Comune di Sant'agata..........etc, 80061,(Massa Lubrense),(NA), Campania, Italy using the form requesting a long form birth record for Alfredo Palumbo called ESTRATTO DI NASCITA. This can be found at ... tters.html

On the chance that you wish to contact anyone that you feel may be related in Massa Lubrense send a form letter tio a potential relative at ... etter.html

Please keep us posted and we are here to support your efforts all the way . Lots of luck to you. =Peter=

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Re: Considering tracing biological father

Postby liviomoreno » 22 Dec 2008, 06:35

Rob, Sant'agata sui due Golfi is a hamlet of Massa Lubrense, close to Sorrento in the province of Napoli.

If you google "sant'agata sui due golfi" "smoking cat" you will find a few references of the Smoking Cat cafè that is still existing.

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